Laid to rest at the Field of Honour


Born: 7th July 1897, Norwood, Surrey.

Died: Thursday, 23rd March 1916; age: 20; of Phthisis, at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: 20, Elm Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey.

Enlistment Location: Kensington, Middlesex.

Date of Entry Therein: 2nd September 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4109.

Regiment: London Regiment, 13th Princess Louisa’s Kensington Battalion, ‘B’ Compy.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


The funeral service was held with full military honours on Tuesday, 28th March 1916 and conducted by the Reverend C. J. Howard, of St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   138, Clifton Road, Croydon, Surrey.


John was 4 years old and living with his father & siblings.

Daniel Munns, 44, a Brickmaker, born Northolt, London.

Emily Munns, 19, a General Domestic Servant, born Shepherd’s Bush, London.

Alice Maude Munns, 14, born Shepherd’s Bush.

George James Munns, 11, born Shepherd’s Bush.

Charles William Munns, 8, born Shepherd’s Bush.

Annie Louisa Munns, 6, born Shepherd’s Bush.

Caroline Munns, 6 months, born Norwood – died 1901, Croydon, Surrey.


On the 1901 census, John’s mother Mary Ann Munns (nee Hill), 35, was a patient at Fisherton House, Fisherton Anger, Wiltshire.


John’s mother, Mary Ann Munns died 1912, Surrey.


John attended Telferscot Road School, Lambeth, until the 25th July 1906. His father Daniel Munns registered John. Their home address: 166, Heath Road, Lambeth.


John’s medals were sent to his sister, Mrs. Alice Burgess, of 52, Pridham Road, East, Thornton Heath, Surrey.


Soldiers’ Effects un-issued.


East Anglian Daily Times – Thursday, 30th March 1916 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICHOn Tuesday, 28th March 1916 the remains were laid to rest in the Field of Honour at Ipswich Cemetery of Private Jack Munns, of the 13th London Regiment. The deceased, although not wounded, came home with the last convoy, and passed away at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital on Thursday from phthisis. Full military honours were given by the 2/10th London Regiment, whilst their band attended and played appropriate music en route to the Cemetery, including “Peace, perfect peace” and “Abide with me.” The burial service was read by the Reverend C. J. Howard, of St. Matthew’s Church, after which three volleys were fired, accompanied by the rolling of drums, and six buglers sounded the “Last Post.” The only mourners present were two sisters of the deceased from Thornton Heath. There were two floral tributes – from his sisters and from C. B. Messrs. Hasting and Son of St. Matthew’s carried out the arrangements.

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